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Who Has Upgraded From a 570 To 720 And Was It Worth It?

Hi guys, so the title of the thread pretty much explains my question. I love everything about my 570s and can't imagine a better car, but my dealer said its often people trade in their 570 to upgrade to the 720. I went and test drove a 720 at the dealer, but did it at the worst time of the day during rush hour, and literally could not get going faster than 20-30 mph. Could not tell much of a difference between my 570 and 720 during that short time (which is my fault considering it was just stop and go traffic). The main highlights I've seen on reviews for the 720 talk about how smooth the suspension is, and how stupid fast it is. From an owners perspective, what are the main differences that people who have owned both a 570 and 720 cars notice? Is it really worth the $100-150K in price difference? How about reliability issues with the 720? My 570 has been totally bulletproof (knock on wood), but ive heard lots of mixed reviews on the 720. Some have said it never breaks, some say they have had nothing but problems. Like I said, I love my 570 and am not unhappy with it in any way! Just curious if upgrading to a 720 was worth it for those who had a 570 previously. Thank you!

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Hi guys, so the title of the thread pretty much explains my question. I love everything about my 570s and can't imagine a better car, but my dealer said its often people trade in their 570 to upgrade to the 720. I went and test drove a 720 at the dealer, but did it at the worst time of the day during rush hour, and literally could not get going faster than 20-30 mph. Could not tell much of a difference between my 570 and 720 during that short time (which is my fault considering it was just stop and go traffic). The main highlights I've seen on reviews for the 720 talk about how smooth the suspension is, and how stupid fast it is. From an owners perspective, what are the main differences that people who have owned both a 570 and 720 cars notice? Is it really worth the $100-150K in price difference? How about reliability issues with the 720? My 570 has been totally bulletproof (knock on wood), but ive heard lots of mixed reviews on the 720. Some have said it never breaks, some say they have had nothing but problems. Like I said, I love my 570 and am not unhappy with it in any way! Just curious if upgrading to a 720 was worth it for those who had a 570 previously. Thank you!
The 720S is better than the 570S in just about every parameter you check — acceleration, braking, handling, aero wing, comfort — you really need to take another test drive. However I also kept my 570S …. reliability has been similar, no problems
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I have gone from 650 to 570s track pack to 720s and now back to my old 570 track pack. The 720 is incredible , the acceleration will blow your mind. That is the big difference in my mind, I went back to the track pack as I couldn’t get my insurer to remove the track exclusion on a car of the 720s value and I was spending 3700 a day on track insurance with a 10 percent deductible, also the 720 burns a full tank of gas almost every track session and will eat tires up. If you want it and don’t care about the things I mentioned above then get it. It is awesome. For me it was a matter of being able to track the car regularly without the insane costs of track insurance and consumables, I have other cars too so I’m not suffering. Having said that I look forward to the 720 replacement one day and might even be back in a 720 one day.

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I went 12C -> 570S -> 720. No regrets.


My 570 was way more reliable than my 12C, but not as fast...and I really missed the dynamic suspension.


The 720 is better in every way than both of the earlier cars. Way faster on track, more refined on the street.



To avoid issues, get a late-build 2018 or a 2019. Lots of niggly stuff with the earlier cars got fixed in subsequent builds.


Yes, the 720 is hard on consumables when tracked (fuel and brakes) but only because it is faster. That speed has to come from somewhere (more fuel) be bled off somehow (more brakes). Tires are about the same.
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I have gone from 650 to 570s track pack to 720s and now back to my old 570 track pack. The 720 is incredible , the acceleration will blow your mind. That is the big difference in my mind, I went back to the track pack as I couldn’t get my insurer to remove the track exclusion on a car of the 720s value and I was spending 3700 a day on track insurance with a 10 percent deductible, also the 720 burns a full tank of gas almost every track session and will eat tires up. If you want it and don’t care about the things I mentioned above then get it. It is awesome. For me it was a matter of being able to track the car regularly without the insane costs of track insurance and consumables, I have other cars too so I’m not suffering. Having said that I look forward to the 720 replacement one day and might even be back in a 720 one day.
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I went 12C -> 570S -> 720. No regrets.


My 570 was way more reliable than my 12C, but not as fast...and I really missed the dynamic suspension.


The 720 is better in every way than both of the earlier cars. Way faster on track, more refined on the street.



To avoid issues, get a late-build 2018 or a 2019. Lots of niggly stuff with the earlier cars got fixed in subsequent builds.


Yes, the 720 is hard on consumables when tracked (fuel and brakes) but only because it is faster. That speed has to come from somewhere (more fuel) be bled off somehow (more brakes). Tires are about the same.
I don’t plan on tracking it all the time! 75% of the time will be driving on the streets, so hopefully the tires and brakes should last a long time! I think I’m going to keep the 570 and add the 720! I drive the 570 3-4 times a week so maybe I’ll keep the 720 for weekends! That way I won’t get spoiled and not drive the 570 anymore! Haha
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if your happy with the 570, prob not worth the move for 100k.

I went from a 12c to a 720, but spent a lot of time with the 570 coupe and spider. 720 if its just for canyon/cruising/ its a bit much as full throttle is significantly faster than the 570 which is already really fast. Depending on where your at with traffic/cops/obstacles it would be tough to rev through 2nd and 3rd gear.

for basic enjoyment adjusted for price, cruising/canyon runs id still give it to the 570 as you feel like you can ring out the gears. But if speed is what your after, hard to compare it to the 720.

I rarely track, maybe 2x a year, canyon run about 10x a year, but in the canyons its basically just 2nd and half 3rd gear, then 4-5 gear after getting stuck behind a SUV or Prius...I felt the power 12c/570/650 is just right for the streets/canyon.
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Previously a 12C owner and went from 570GT with sports pack to 720S. Ď19 720 better in every aspect except more trips to fill up.


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The 720S is better than the 570S in just about every parameter you check ó acceleration, braking, handling, aero wing, comfort ó you really need to take another test drive. However I also kept my 570S Ö. reliability has been similar, no problems

This. Get some real time in the car and think carefully about the difference between the cars, what will make you happy and what is it worth to you.
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For me the extra power, hydraulic suspension, active aero, high mounted exhaust, easier entry because of door design (coupe only), and interior upgrades justified the extra cost of the 720S. I also prefer the exterior design of the 720S with the concealed air intakes and innovative headlight design, which I realize is somewhat controversial. That said, had the 720S been out of reach I would have been very happy with a 570GT.

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I had a 570 and now have a 720. I loved my 570 but the 720 is just on another level. Performance aside, the finishes, especially in the interior have improved significantly IMO. It's superior to the 570 in every way, but given how good the 570 is, only you can decide if it's worth the extra money.

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Are any of you guys daily driving your 720 or driving it or close to that, maybe like 3-4 times a week? And have any of you kept your 570 as well as a 720 at the same time?

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I drive my 720 about 400mi a month or a bit more on long trips. Besides the superior performance I assume your asking about the details daily.

Lift is great. It can get u taller than a parking spot block.

Better stereo to my ears

Reverse cam can be on center screen or iris and it works well.

My cons.

Getting ticket from a garage since the door is so wide it’s hard to get close enough.

720 voice activation and bluetooth commands not as good? For some reason my car automatically answers the Bluetooth even if I want to ignore it. (Rarely happens).

Touch sensor to lock the car sucks and there is a lag to trigger the auto fold mirrors
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i went from 12c to 570 (temp car until 720 arrived) to 720. you really cant compare and yes price jump worth it. Outside of performance, the car uses better materials (inside and out) and tech (active aero, lifter etc...). 570 great car and it approached 12c and 650 levels from performance standpoint but 720 really separates the super and sport series cars.

i loved my 570 but actually enjoyed 12c more. 720 in another level closer to hyper cars.

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Hi guys, so the title of the thread pretty much explains my question. I love everything about my 570s and can't imagine a better car, but my dealer said its often people trade in their 570 to upgrade to the 720. I went and test drove a 720 at the dealer, but did it at the worst time of the day during rush hour, and literally could not get going faster than 20-30 mph. Could not tell much of a difference between my 570 and 720 during that short time (which is my fault considering it was just stop and go traffic). The main highlights I've seen on reviews for the 720 talk about how smooth the suspension is, and how stupid fast it is. From an owners perspective, what are the main differences that people who have owned both a 570 and 720 cars notice? Is it really worth the $100-150K in price difference? How about reliability issues with the 720? My 570 has been totally bulletproof (knock on wood), but ive heard lots of mixed reviews on the 720. Some have said it never breaks, some say they have had nothing but problems. Like I said, I love my 570 and am not unhappy with it in any way! Just curious if upgrading to a 720 was worth it for those who had a 570 previously. Thank you!
I upgraded from a 650s. The 720s is, without a doubt, the highest performing vehicle I've ever owned. The 650s is a great car, but the 720s is an order of magnitude better. Is it worth the extra $150K or whatever? Only you can answer that. But if you can swing it financially without eating beans and rice and denying your children an education, DO IT!
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I donít plan on tracking it all the time! 75% of the time will be driving on the streets, so hopefully the tires and brakes should last a long time! I think Iím going to keep the 570 and add the 720! I drive the 570 3-4 times a week so maybe Iíll keep the 720 for weekends! That way I wonít get spoiled and not drive the 570 anymore! Haha
25% of the time on track! Jesus! You are going to burn through tires and brakes like a mad man. You better be made of money.
I don't know if someone makes steel brakes for a 720s, but if they do, get them, and get them fast. The OEM brakes will disintegrate under heavy track use and no doubt McLaren will set you back $10K or something like that to replace them. And tires? Get used to buying a lot of new ones. You cannot track a car without burning through lots of tires. I find that with my little Miata 160hp race car, I need new tires (stickers) every five track days or so. On a 720s, it's got to be more frequent than that, I bet (I don't track my 720s as I cannot afford to do that, and wouldn't enjoy driving at the limits of adhesion on a $300K+ uninsured car!). I bet there are some folks on this forum who track their 720s who can give you real world advice on the costs of doing so. I'm just guessing here.
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